a month agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy to keep sticking with kids

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy to keep sticking with kidsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to keep sticking with the kids.Solskjaer knows it’s a tough gap to bridge to the top two.The Norwegian said: “I want to be a part of us going back to where we used to be, but of course the Premier League is now a different animal. “Manchester City and Liverpool last season were fantastic and we are in the starting phase of a new team.”Many players have been and gone and now there is some youngsters coming in. We are one or two players light at the moment because of injuries but that’s an opportunity for the kids to play and to see if I can get the best out of them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Maryland Commit Diamond Stone Tried To Party At Wisconsin-Milwaukee This Weekend, And Things Didn’t Go Well

first_imgMilwaukee product Diamond Stone, a five-star center and the No. 5 overall player in the 2015 recruiting class, committed to Maryland over his home-state Badgers back in late March, and Wisconsinites are not happy about it. According to multiple tweets, Stone tried to go to Madison UW-Milwaukee to party this weekend, and was not treated well by the spurned fans.Just saw Diamond Stone get kicked out of a party. Sucks to suck man— Blake Laufenberg (@BlakeLaufenberg) April 26, 2015Well I was the bouncer at a party and kicked diamond stone out so I’m feeling pretty accomplished— Payton teDuits (@Paytonteduits) April 26, 2015stone1Diamond stone just got kicked out of this party lmfao— Jordyn Jablonski (@Jblonks_) April 26, 2015Diamond Stone got kicked out of a party we were at.— Bucks in 7 (Shaq) (@AGruett32) April 26, 2015No one likes Diamond Stone— Blake Laufenberg (@BlakeLaufenberg) April 26, 2015Diamond stone came to UWM last night and he got kicked out of every party he went tried to go to— Alex Peterson (@APeterson32) April 26, 2015Stone probably shouldn’t be too surprised, but he’ll also have plenty of party opportunities when he makes it down to College Park. [The Victory Lap]last_img read more

Where Will Everett Golson Transfer? Here Are 8 Possible Landing Spots For The Former Notre Dame QB

first_imggolsonkelly1Twitter/@NDonNBCWhile Ohio State has received a ton of attention about how it will handle its quarterback situation, there had been rumors all off-season that Notre Dame’s Everett Golson would consider transferring, with Malik Zaire threatening to win the starting job for 2015. Back in January, reports came out that 24 schools were interested in Golson, and today, the move became official. Golson is now the biggest-named free agent on the transfer market. We’re aware that there may be some issues with Golson going to the SEC due to a conference rule that graduate transfers must have stayed academically eligible while undergraduate players. We’ll work under the assumption that any school that is interested would be able to find a way to get him on campus, considering that he was connected to multiple SEC schools when the transfer rumors first emerged.Where will the former Fighting Irish star, who led the team to a national championship berth in 2012-13, wind up? Here are eight big-time programs that could definitely use a player like Golson this season.Get Started: Florida >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9last_img read more

Canadian grocers make 3M per year from pennyrounding UBC study

first_imgVANCOUVER – Grocery stores across the country are cashing in on the demise of the penny, according to a young researcher at the University of British Columbia.Third-year economics and mathematics student Christina Cheung has written a paper that says Canadian grocers are making $3.27 million per year from penny-rounding.Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the coin, and as a result, cash purchases are now rounded up or down to the nearest five-cent increment.Cheung wanted to know whether the change was benefiting shoppers or stores.“Penny-rounding always becomes a guessing game,” the 19-year-old explained. “It’s a fun guessing game because it might not hurt in the short run, looking at several cents, but in the long run, I wondered if this actually accumulates.”Curious, she decided to use her spare time outside of class to investigate.First, Cheung enlisted a friend and they spent about a month and a half documenting more than 18,000 prices at grocery stores, taking pictures of price tags and entering the data into a spreadsheet.They found that most prices ended in .99 or .98 — numbers that would result in bill totals being rounded up for cash transactions, if tax is not applied.Cheung took the data and used a computer simulator to create “grocery baskets” with various items. She adjusted different variables such as the numbers of items and amount of taxes, and factored in data from the Bank of Canada on what payment methods consumers are most likely to use.Cheung said her analysis found that grocery stores are profiting from penny-rounding.In the end, Canadian consumers don’t end up paying much extra, but the rounding on cash transactions can mean big money for grocery retailers across the country, with each store standing to collect $157 per year, Cheung said.In October, a paper Cheung wrote on the research won a competition for the best undergraduate student paper at the International Atlantic Economic Society’s conference in Montreal. Her study is slated to be published next June in the Atlantic Economic Journal.The Retail Council of Canada disagrees with Cheung’s findings, said Karl Littler, the group’s vice president of public affairs.The study’s methods don’t reflect real grocery baskets or take into account the impacts of various provincial taxes on bill totals, he said, noting that the average grocery bill is $53 and consists of a larger number of items than Cheung’s simulated baskets included.Littler said the council’s members have reported anecdotally that penny-rounding is about 50-50, with half of the bill totals being rounded up and benefiting stores, and the other half being rounded down and benefiting consumers.“There’s no nefarious plan here to scoop pennies,” he said.Cheung said she isn’t looking to demonize Canada’s grocery industry, and simply wanted to look at an issue that affects most Canadians on a daily basis.Her work on penny-rounding was all done outside of class time as a labour of love, which Cheung said really surprised her professors.“Tying research with application is what I love to do,” she said.— Follow @gkarstenssmith on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Christina Cheung’s last name.last_img read more

China rejects US hacking claims before TrumpXi meeting

first_imgBEIJING — China’s government has rejected a U.S. report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.The Commerce Ministry on Thursday accused Washington of destroying trade relations and rejected the U.S. Trade Representative’s report as “groundless accusations.”Both sides have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in a fight over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology.The USTR report said computer hacking attacks traced to China and aimed at stealing American technology have increased this year.Trump and Xi are due to meet this month in Buenos Aires during a gathering of the Group of 20 major economies.The Associated Presslast_img read more

US Ford to shut three factories stop making passenger cars in Russia

first_imgMoscow: US carmaker Ford will close three of the four factories of its Russian joint venture after deciding to stop making passenger cars in a country where car sales have slumped in recent years, the company said Wednesday. Ford said in a statement that it has signed a preliminary agreement with its local partner Sollers on “a significant restructuring of its… joint venture in Russia, focusing exclusively on growing its commercial vehicle business moving forward.” Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe joint venture “will discontinue its passenger vehicle portfolio in Russia to help deliver a more competitive and sustainably profitable business going forward,” Ford said. Ford, based in the US state of Michigan, said that by the end of June this year it will close its vehicle assembly plants in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg and the city of Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan, central Russia. It will also close an engine plant in Yelabuga in Tatarstan that opened in 2015. Sollers will have a 51 per cent stake in the restructured joint venture. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostCurrently the factories produce seven models including the Ford Transit van. Ford said that the “Russian passenger vehicle market has been under significant pressure in recent years, with recovery slower than expected and a shift to lower priced passenger vehicle segments.” The carmaker said that this led to “underutilisation” of factories and “inadequate returns on invested capital,” although sales of the Ford Transit continue to grow, with a 15 per cent share of the market segment. Following a period of growth and massive investment by global carmakers, Russia’s car market collapsed between 2013 and 2016, whiplashed by international sanctions over the Ukraine conflict and a crash in global oil prices. New car sales, a key indicator of consumer confidence, fell by more than half during that period. However sales of new cars in Russia rose in 2018 for a second year running, but slowed in February this year. ptilast_img read more

Man held at IGI after fake visa found affixed to original visa

first_imgNew Delhi: Even after having an original visa, Raju Kamat was not able to visit Iraq in search of a job as he was arrested for having another fake visa in IGI airport on March 21. Police said that the accused told them that he never travelled with the fake documents to another country.According to police, Raju was intending to depart to Iraq from IGI airport. He had an original visa with him but when he went for checking, an official found that a fake visa was affixed on his passport page which was valid till 27 June 2018. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The fake visa did not have any security features,” the complainant told the police. He was handed over to the police and during interrogation, it was revealed that one of his friends had provided him with the visa but also told Kamat that it was fake. “The accused told us that he had never travelled with the fake visa as it was a risk but after that, he prepared original visa with proper documents but the fake visa remained in his passport,” said an official. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsWhen asked about his friend who prepared a fake visa, Kamat further said that he did not know about his whereabouts but he is an Indian. Police said that Kamat further told him that he wanted to go foreign country in order to get job. The team under ACP (IGI) Abhishek is probing the case from all angles. Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said that they are probing the angle whether any big racket is behind such illegal activity. The accused has been booked under section 474 and section 12 of the Passport Act. Recently, IGI Police busted a gang who induces people on the pretext of arranging VISA and sending them abroad. The law enforcement agency recovered 62 passports of different persons issued from various RPOs and 28 fake immigration stamps of different countries and banks.last_img read more

Pragya to face charges for Babri remark FIR ordered

first_imgNEW DELHI: BJP candidate Pragya Thakur will be charged for saying she was “proud to be part of the Babri mosque demolition”. An election officer has ordered an FIR against her. Pragya Thakur, the BJP candidate for Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal in the national election, had said in an interview to television channel TV9 over the weekend that she was among the people who demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, and she was “proud” of it. “We had removed a blot from the country. We had gone to demolish the structure. I climbed atop the structure and broke it, and I feel extremely proud that God gave me this opportunity. We will make sure that a Ram Temple is built at that site,” Pragya Thakur said. She was served notice for “creating mutual hatred or cause tension between different communities”, but unfazed, she said she “stands by” what she said.last_img read more

Why has France given asylum to Interpols exchiefs wife China

first_imgBeijing: China on Wednesday objected to the French government granting asylum to the wife of former Chinese Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who is currently on trial here for alleged corruption, saying that there is no political persecution in the case. Grace Meng, who had declined to return to China after her husband was arrested last year while on a visit here, alleged his political persecution by the Chinese government. Reacting to her asylum, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, I don’t have the specifics. I can say that Meng was suspected of taking bribes and is being prosecuted by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe case is ongoing and it is a normal criminal case. No political factor in it. There is no political persecution. The wife of Meng applied for asylum in France, it is abuse of French procedures. Hope China and France will hold proper and sound cooperation and deal with this case properly, he added. Meng, 65, once a rising political star of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) held the powerful post of vice-minister of public security before being appointed as the the country’s first official to head the Interpol. He was expelled from the CPC and removed as the head of Interpol for serious disciplinary violations and suspected of graft. Grace told media in France on Tuesday that she and her children have been granted political asylum by the French government.last_img read more

DAversa hoping for a Juve off day

first_imgParma boss Roberto D’Aversa believes “nothing is impossible” as they prepare to host Juventus.Parma started their Serie A season with a 2-2 draw against Udinese, where they blew a two-goal lead and 1-0 loss to SPAL. D’Aversa is now hoping his team can take points off Juventus.“Juventus have as their greatest strengths the possession play and mentality of their Coach. We must do well to remain compact and allow few spaces between the lines,” D’Aversa said in his Press conference.[via Football Italia]“Clearly it’s a difficult game, but nothing is impossible. We’ll try to play the perfect match and hope Juve have an off day.”“At this moment, there’s more talk about Ronaldo than the club. He’s one of the best players in the world, but let’s not forget Juve have champions in every area of the pitch and on the bench too.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I met Massimiliano Allegri when I went to view his training sessions at Vinovo and the fact he doesn’t feel the need to hide his methods is a sign of how great he is. Allegri gives a sense of calm to the team and that was decisive last season in the race with Napoli.“We must use this motivation and pride in facing prestigious opponents. In my career, the most decisive victories were earned when nobody expected them. Nothing is impossible in life.”last_img read more

Benitez – Rondon is available for Southampton game

first_imgNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed that Salomon Rondon is fit and available for their game against Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday.Rondon has been out injured since Newcastle’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace in September.Newcastle currently sit bottom of the Premier League table with just two points after nine matches and Benitez is happy to have nearly his full squad with the return of Rondon.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Rondón is available, he’s in the squad. Everyone is available apart from (Florian) Lejeune and (Jamie) Sterry,” Benitez told NUFC website.“You can see that we signed (Rondón) as a main striker. We were missing him for games. When he played against Crystal Palace, he was injured and it was a pity.“Now he’s fit, hopefully, he can stay fit for a while and at least increase the competition between the offensive players – that is something that is good for any team.”last_img read more

SWAT standoff in North Park connected to Midway District homicide

first_imgSWAT standoff in North Park connected to Midway District homicide February 25, 2018 John Soderman Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SWAT SCENE UPDATE: The search for a homicide suspect at an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Upas has ended. Out of an abundance of caution our SWAT team was used for the search. The suspect was not located. Thanks for your patience to those who were impacted by the scene. pic.twitter.com/Qx4CeuFW1g— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) February 26, 2018 Posted: February 25, 2018 Updated: 7:02 PM John Soderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The fatal shooting of a man outside a gym in the Midway District today led to an hours-long standoff at an apartment complex miles away in North Park.The shooting was near a 24 Hour Fitness in the 3600 block of Midway Drive just before 11 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.Details were unclear, but Delimitros said the shooting was connected to a SWAT standoff at an apartment complex near the intersection of 30th Street and Upas Street, just a few blocks east of Balboa Park.Officers responded to the apartment about noon. Roads in the area were blocked off by police for more than six hours while the standoff continued.Around 6:15 p.m. the SWAT team made entry into the apartment but the suspect was not there, according to police.The SWAT wrapped up their operation and left the scene, police said.No suspect description was immediately available.last_img read more

Netflix may rethink filming in Georgia if antiabortion law takes effect

first_imgNetflix’s production of Stranger Things may be leaving Georgia if a controversial abortion law takes effect. Video screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET Streaming giant Netflix may consider pulling its programs being produced in Georgia out of the state should a recently passed anti-abortion law go into effect, Variety reported Tuesday. Signed on May 7 by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, the bill would prohibit abortions from being performed in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The move has prompted a backlash from many in the film and television industries to boycott the state, including Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano, actress Kristen Wiig and Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo.Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things is filmed in Georgia, as well as its Ozark series. Other productions filmed in the state include Marvel’s Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man.”We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said in a statement to Variety. “Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”Georgia has become a major production hub in the past decade by offering 20% in tax credits. Last year, film production created more than 92,000 local jobs in the state and $2.7 billion in spending, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.The abortion ban is scheduled to go into effect in January 2020.Netflix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 56 TV and Movies Politics Share your voice Tags Netflix Commentslast_img read more

Flight operations at Dhaka airport resume after 6 hrs

first_imgA blanket of fog once again disrupted the flight operations for six hours on Thursday at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), reports UNB.Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) spokesperson Rezaul Karim said flight operations at the airport were suspended since 3:30 am and four inbound and outbound flights were delayed due to poor runway visibility caused by thick fog.A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines had to be diverted to Chittagong and two other scheduled outbound flights did not take off from the airport while no domestic flight departed the airport, he elaborated.The flight operations at the airport resumed at 9:30 am after disappearance of fog, he added.On Wednesday morning, flight operations at HSIA were disrupted due to dense fog, affecting the schedules of over 33 domestic and international flights.last_img read more

Sonia Gandhi returns as head of Indias Congress

first_imgSonia Gandhi (L), leader of India`s main opposition Congress party, arrives to attend a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi, India, on 10 August 2019. Photo: ReutersIndia’s opposition Congress party selected past president Sonia Gandhi as its interim leader on Saturday, while it searches for a successor to her son Rahul Gandhi, who quit following a crushing election defeat by prime minister Narendra Modi.The Congress Working Committee (CWC) unanimously decided to appoint Sonia Gandhi as “interim president pending the election of a regular president,” the party said in a statement late on Saturday night.The committee wanted Rahul Gandhi to continue as its president but after he refused, they asked his mother to take over the reins instead, and she accepted, the statement said.Sonia Gandhi is one of the most influential leaders of the Congress party and is credited with having brought the party back from the brink in 2004 with a surprise victory over the incumbent central government.The widow of assassinated former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, she was also the party’s longest serving president with 19 years at the helm, from 1998 to 2017, before handing over the baton to her son.Congress, founded in 1885, is India’s oldest political party and dominated the country for decades after independence, led by generations of the Nehru-Gandhi family.The family produced three prime ministers: Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first and longest-serving leader, his daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv.However, Italian-born Sonia Gandhi faces a tall order to pull the party out of its worst crisis in decades and at the same time choose a worthy and dependable successor.Party leaders and foot soldiers alike have been defecting to the ruling BJP. Remaining members have been dismayed at the party’s leadership vacuum following Modi’s re-election with a majority that surpassed his victory in 2014, and are questioning the party’s survival.Rahul Gandhi, 49, announced his decision to quit as Congress leader in May, but the party leadership refused to accept it. They pressed him to reconsider, saying the party needed a unifying figure from the family to avoid splintering.The party thanked Rahul Gandhi for his “exceptional leadership” during the state and general elections.Last month in the southern state of Karnataka the defection of more than a dozen legislators from the ruling Congress-led coalition paved the way for Modi’s BJP to form a government.Congress also appeared split in its response to Delhi’s decision to strip the state of Jammu and Kashmir of special constitutional status on Monday after putting the region on lockdown.Some Congress members, including senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia came out in support of the decision, and local media reported many in the party were supporting him.Rahul Gandhi told reporters on Saturday night in New Delhi that considering there were reports of violence in Jammu and Kashmir, the government should provide transparent information about the actual situation on the ground.last_img

ExNFL Star Trevor Pryce Creator of Kulipari Pacts With Cinedigm to Launch

first_imgUnder the deal between Cinedigm and Outlook Co., Cinedigm will serve as the development and distribution partner for the network. Cinedigm Digital Networks will provide distribution of the channel, including to third-party platforms, a linear channel, home entertainment licensing support and AVOD and SVOD services across all major mobile devices, connected TVs, and set-top boxes. Cinedigm will also build direct-to-consumer apps. Related Comcast Xfinity X1 Adds Cinedigm’s CONtv and Docurama to VOD Lineup ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Cinedigm Sets June Date for Bambu Channel Launch, Partners With Future Today The linear channel’s content will be created by Pryce and Outlook Co.’s Maryland-based studio OVFX. That’s slated to include a morning block with original animated programming for preschool children under the Towns of Lil’ Look banner, followed by afternoon and evening blocks centered on Kulipari. The channel will also include an adult-oriented late-night lineup, We Check ID, focusing on podcasts, music, animation, and pop culture.“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Cinedigm on our new channel, which was nothing more than an idea when we met them,” Pryce said in a statement. “They understood the vision from the very beginning, and have been supportive in all facets of this partnership.”Pryce, after winning two Super Bowls with the Broncos over a 14-year NFL career, wrote young adult novel and comic series “Kulipari: An Army of Frogs,” chronicling the adventures of several frog species in the Australian Outback as they fight for power and survival. The story was adapted into a popular animated series by Netflix in 2016, and a second season, “Kulipari: Dream Walker,” debuted last year on Netflix. Both shows were produced by L.A. animation studio Splash Entertainment.It’s the latest push into the online-video biz for Cinedigm, an independent entertainment distributor that operates a network of OTT services. Last month, Cinedigm announced plans to acquire Future Today for $60 million and incorporate the video-platform company and its 700-plus AVOD channels.Cinedigm said it will use Future Today’s footprint and AVOD assets to expand the reach of Pryce’s forthcoming channel. Cinedigm is majority-owned by Bison Capital, a Hong Kong-based investment firm, which is financing the deal for Future Today.center_img “Cinedigm is proud to partner with Trevor Pryce and Outlook Company, as we spearhead the development, launch, and distribution of this exciting new channel,” said Erick Opeka, president of Cinedigm Digital Networks. Popular on Variety “Kulipari,” the frog-superhero saga created by Trevor Pryce, will be prominently featured on the former Denver Broncos star’s new digital network, which he’s gearing up to launch in partnership with Cinedigm.But the two seasons of the animated series for kids based on Pryce’s “Kulipari” won’t be on the new over-the-top channel — for now, those are both Netflix originals, available exclusively on the streamer’s subscription service.According to Pryce, the digital channel from his Outlook Co. media shingle will feature other content related to “Kulipari” franchise, along with a full slate of programming for all ages, including preschoolers, teens, and adults.The Cinedigm-powered channel from Pryce and Outlook Co. is expected to launch in 2020. It will feature a blend of free, ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) and subscription VOD.last_img read more

5 Tips for Marketing Your App Internationally

first_img Smartphone adoption is on the rise, and by 2016, there will be an estimated 2 billion smartphone users worldwide. The U.S. will constitute a mere 10 percent of this overall figure, with much of the growth coming from the developing world, including China and India.For forward-thinking app developers, scaling internationally is the best way to drive growth. International expansion offers access to an increasingly lucrative market, an edge over the competition and an opportunity to be perceived as a “global” brand.If you’re like many U.S. based startups, the prospect of marketing your app in countries that don’t even speak the same language may be daunting, so here are five ways to get started.1. Do your research.There’s a reason Tinder hasn’t made its way to Saudi Arabia. Not all apps are suitable for international expansion, so it’s important to choose the target geographies where you can really make a difference. Create a list of potential target markets to penetrate and be sure that the app is culturally acceptable. You need to be certain your concept can realistically resonate before trying your hand internationally.Related: Do Brands Need to ‘Speak American’?2. Localization in the age of globalization.Once you have identified the appropriate countries or geographies, start localizing your app in terms of design, UI and even name to fit the local culture. When Evernote entered China in 2012 it named itself based on the app’s actual function (Yinxiang Biji or Memory Note) rather than directly translating the name from English. This resonated with the Chinese and within a year Evernote reached 4 million users in the market, shattering analyst predictions.Separately, when entering a multi-lingual country such as India, make your sure app platform supports all possible languages in the region. Hint: If your app supports English, Chinese and Spanish, then you’re already covering more than 45 percent of users globally.  Also don’t forget to localize the metadata of the app for different geographies.3. Secure the right app store distribution.Promote your app in local markets. Google Play is unavailable in China, so savvy app developers turn to Baidu, which just surpassed Apple to become the world’s second-largest app distributor. Many countries have several popular local app distribution platforms that can be used for disseminating your app locally and, ultimatel,y drive more downloads.Related: Seeking to Expand Overseas? First Determine If Your Firm’s Ready.4. Use cloud services for content delivery.Whether you’re creating a game, digital magazine or e-commerce app, all transactions should be done using a cloud services such as Amazon (AWS), Akamai, Microsoft Azure, etc. This will ensure the transactions are fast without any latency issues and that users enjoy the best possible experience with your app. A cloud-driven business model also allows you to scale more easily abroad and drives greater adoption.5. Don’t forget social integration.Make sure you app integrates with popular social media platform logins. That eases data collection and allows users to register with the app without additional hassle. The social media platforms should, of course, be localized as well. That is the important part. Typically, apps have a Facebook and Twitter login integration, but these platforms don’t work in all countries. As with the local app stores and distribution channels, be sure to identify the most relevant social media platforms like Renren in China or MXit in South Africa.While scaling your app internationally can be a challenge, it’s a great way to build your business, monetize and grow the userbase. Smartphone usage and adoption continues to grow abroad, making the opportunity quite attractive for startups. In the end,Related: 3 Ways to Validate Your App Idea and Launch Quickly Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global April 28, 2015 Register Now » 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Interjet promo slashes fares by as much as 70

first_imgInterjet promo slashes fares by as much as 70% Share Tags: Interjet, Mexico City MEXICO CITY — Interjet Airlines is offering special limited-time autumn fares for flights between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, available for purchase until Oct. 21, 2018.The fares, valid for travel until March 31, 2019, offer discounts of up to 70% off regular ticket prices to most international and domestic destinations Interjet serves.“It’s autumn and leaves are falling. So we decided to offer ‘falling fares’ as a thank you to our customers for their loyalty and continued support,” said Julio Gamero, Interjet’s Commercial Executive Director. “These lower fares will also incentivize more leisure and business travellers to experience our unique brand of lower fares with free checked bags with certain fares, more legroom between seats, and our great service that has been embraced everywhere we fly.”Based in Mexico City, Interjet carries more than 12 million passengers annually within Mexico and between Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and South America. It was recently honoured at Skytrax’s World Airline Awards with ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Mexico’ and ‘Best Cabin Crew in Mexico’.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamFor more information on this promotion go to interjet.com. Travelweek Group center_img Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

March 9 2007 Welcome to the March 4 2007 Work

first_imgMarch 9, 2007 Welcome to the March 4. 2007 Workshop participants: [from left] Matt Holthausen, Cameron Salvatore [seminar week only], Sasha Grams [seminar week only], Christopher Taurasi [seminar week only], Jenn Epstein, Jose Masaoy, JiHye Son, Midori Shibutani, Melanie Husband [two weeks] with son Charlie. [Photo & text: sa]last_img